Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes. Pic by M.C.

Every year my mom makes sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. Although we called them yams. Something happened in the translation. So they are sweet potatoes. I think it was the garnet ones that I ate as a child. I can remember eating them in my high chair. Here is my mom’s recipe. It’s easy and literally took me twenty minutes from washing to getting the potatoes into the oven.

6 Jewel sweet potatoes
8 Tbsp. Miyoko’s butter, unsalted
6 Tbsp. Agave
3 Satsuma mandarins

Yield: 6-8 servings

Preheat oven to 400°.

Wash then peel the sweet potatoes. My mom cuts the potatoes length ways into two pieces. This time I chose to cut them so they come out round. Cut 3/4 inch slices.

Use a 10” X 13” glass Pyrex type dish. Spread out potatoes in dish. It’s okay if you need to layer the potatoes. Slowly boil the butter in a saucepan for five minutes and stir to keep it from burning. Pour the melted butter over the potatoes. The boiled butter will help candy the potatoes. Squeeze agave over the potatoes. We used to use maple syrup, which adds a candied texture. Squeeze the juice of a mandarin over the potatoes. You can use whatever variety of mandarin your store has. Peel the other two mandarins then place each wedge on a potato piece.

Cover sweet potatoes with foil and bake for one hour and ten minutes.

Cool then refrigerate. Sitting in refrigerator overnight will help the sweet potatoes to candy. We found by cooking a day ahead helps the flavors meld and the sugar to thicken. The next day reheat potatoes with foil for about 30 minutes in 400° oven.

Food for Thought:
There is a lot to be thankful for. Health is my top pick. And being an American, freedom is right up there with health. I hope you spend some time with your family this Thanksgiving if you wish. Family is starting to look a lot less crazy after watching our leaders. Ha! Also thank you for following my blog. I hope it has helped your health.

Happy Vegan!

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